Heading to my Dad’s place for Labor Day – no wifi there so no posting, but I’ll be able to follow what’s going on.
If you’re on the road this weekend, travel safe.
Interesting article about a Sheriff’s office that has taken back a jail that had been privatized through the Corrections Corporation of America. Through some innovative steps, he looks to save $1 million the first year in operating costs compared to what it cost privatized.
Perhaps this will catch some people’s attention and slow the privatization trend.
I’m a strong opponent of private prisons. I don’t think the criminal justice system should be tainted by profit considerations. Cost considerations? Sure. But not profit.
Stupid headline award. Illegal Marijuana Operations Are Destroying Public Lands: Could Legalization Help?
Really? That’s like saying: “The cows are getting out and wandering all over. Could a fence help?” Well, duh.
How can this even be a debatable item? And I’m sure the writer, Joshua Frank, is trying to be a journalist or something, but being a journalist doesn’t mean you can’t say what is indisputably true. You don’t have to say “according to some advocates, the earth revolves around the sun.” He didn’t find anyone who disputed the notion that legalization would solve the grows on public lands issue; only some that didn’t want legalization because they were making money from it being illegal.
Because 25 Year for 25 Grams of Percocet Was Not Tough Enough – Jacob Sullum does a nice job discussing the new crackdown on “pill mills” in Florida.
Medical pot users say their needs are ignored as dispensaries closed
Interesting comments section (thanks, Nick) showing strong support for medical marijuana in Michigan.
I did find one comment unintentionally funny: “Though I am a hard core TEA party constitutionalist, I feel that pot should be legal.” Though? Though? Just goes to show how warped the tea party movement got through being co-opted by social conservatives. It should have been obvious that limited government tea party constitutionalists would of course support legalization.